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July 26, 1971

  • F/29-30: 1 1/2 box of tiles
  • D-F/28 outside stone pack: 1 1/2 box
  • D-F/28 inside (below) stone pack: 1 box

Trench photo: area D-F/23-26.  Worked in grids F/29-30 and D-F/28.

Grids D-F/23-26 polished by the polishing expert Antonio.  Trench photos of same area, one of D-F/23-24 from north, one of whole area D-F/23-26 from north.

Seen from north, area D-F/23-24 is especially instructive, with concentrated stone fill in D/24, sloping and getting less compact toward norht, in grids EF/23-24, where

the yellowish stratum containing carbon appears, with scattered smaller stones lying on its surface; in grids D/23, thin but compact tile layer: see description on p. 75 and plan of area drawn the same morning.

Areas F/29-30 and D-F/28:  First cut below topsoil, primarily to trace more statue fragments.

F/29-30: not very promising; tile layer mainly in F/29, not so distinct as in grids D-E/29-30.  Tiles here reach a somewhat lower level than farther south, ca. 40 cm depth below ground surface.  Some scattered stones, middle size (10-15 cm), esp. border F/29-30.  Tile layer certainly seems to thin out.

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  • Find #1
  • T-18 F/29
  • Just about 15 cm below surface ground
  • Fragment of gorgon head antefix

Westwards, we remove earth above tile layer, up to the point in D-E/28 where the copmact stone-earth fill starts: .  More difficult to establish extension of stone fill further north in F/28.

Rather much tiles in south part, D-E/28, thinning out towards north (as in F/29-30).  Having reached border of stone fill in D-E/28, we proceed to remove the fill (here ca. 20 cm deep) to expose the tiles which seem, at least partly, to continue under the fill.  No certain statue fragments yet.

Grids F/29-30 and D-F/28: pottery scarce, few bones.

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Eva Rystedt. "ER I (1971-07-26):86-95; Daily Log from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Tesoro/Tesoro 18/1971, ID:70". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <http://opencontext.org/documents/2282b9c8-3d64-4e8b-8b10-b4ddd7634f72>

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